Saturday Link Love: Der Spiegel, Terrorism, and Flouride

Saturday Link Love: Der Spiegel, Terrorism, and Flouride January 12, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

Dear Media, Please Cut the Sob Stories About Trump Voters Hurt by Trump Policies, on The Nation—“Where’s the story about all the people living in Florida who also got battered by hurricanes, and are missing paychecks because of the shutdown, who didn’t vote for Trump?”

Germany’s leading magazine published falsehoods about American life, on Brookings—“Consider the story Relotius published in March 2017, ‘Where They Pray for Trump on Sundays.’ … Most of the story was, according to a devastating analysis written by the Fergus Falls residents Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn, ‘uninhibited fiction.'”

The Walls in Our Neighborhoods, on Medium—“Somehow we were sounding less and less deserving the more and more I tried to justify why the world is built so firmly on the foundation of private ownership.”

Why Is Trump Spouting Russian Propaganda?, on The Atlantic—“The president’s endorsement of the U.S.S.R.’s invasion of Afghanistan echoes a narrative promoted by Vladimir Putin.”

Some Terrorism Good News, on Brookings—“President Trump ignores these good numbers and hypes the terrorism threat. He invoked the specter of terrorism to justify more funding for a border wall with Mexico … and used a recent attack in Europe to again pitch the wall.”

City Removes Fluoride from Water, Everyone’s Teeth Fall Out, on Skepchick—“In the five years since, the number of children with tooth decay or requiring urgent care increased by 51%. It doesn’t take a scientific genius to see the very obvious correlation here.”

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